nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Efforts to create a sarcasm detector

China is doing this-- not just China (more in additional links), but this is terrifying. People there may have to guess how much enthusiasm is too much enthusiasm.

A lot of people would like to be able to detect sarcasm mechanically, it's not just about censorship.

Discussion (this could be used as training material for the AL):

Somewhat interesting, but not very good. Keeps talking about Easterners when they mean China. And I have no idea whether all Westerners-- or all western cultures-- have similar attitudes about humor.

Definition of the four styles of humor cites:

At greater length:

With some examples:

The four styles of humor don't seem to include puns.

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